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Blake Ress, Commissioner
March 24, 2007
OREGON-DAVIS SWEEPS BOYS, GIRLS CLASS A STATE TITLES
Class A top-ranked Oregon-Davis won its first state championship in boys basketball beating Barr-Reeve, 63-52, and capping off a 27-1 season at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Three weeks ago, Oregon-Davis had zero state titles in school history. But that’s all changed as the Bobcats now lay claim to both the boys and girls championship trophies, the first time a school has won both in the same year.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 30-19 lead at halftime and never looked back. They allowed the Vikings to score only seven points in the first quarter and 19 in the first-half. Oregon-Davis shot 52 percent from the field in the first half to Barr-Reeves’ 29 percent. Barr-Reeve outscored Oregon-Davis 17-14 in the third quarter taking a 44-36 lead into the final eight minutes.
Oregon-Davis senior Justin Egger had 19 points on 10 of 10 from the line to go along with his nine rebounds. Senior Nathan Ferch scored 18 points and shot 3 for 6 from behind the 3-point arc.
Barr-Reeve was led in scoring by sophomore guard Ethan Knepp’s 19 point effort. Knepp shot 7 for 13 from the field. Nicholas Duncheon added 12 points and Josh Pielemeier 11.
Going from 46 straight losses in the early part of the decade, to a state title, Oregon-Davis’ fifth year Head Coach Travis Hannah is credited with turning around the program.
Oregon-Davis returned all five starters from last year’s squad that fell a game short in the semi-state.
Barr-Reeve was making its second appearance in the state finals having also finished as runners-up in the 2002 Class A championship game. The Vikings were coached by 15th year Head Coach Bryan Hughes. Barr-Reeve finishes its season with a 23-4 record.
ADAM PFLUGSHAUPT OF OREGON-DAVIS NAMED TRESTER AWARD WINNER
the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Adam Pflugshaupt of
The award is presented annually to a senior participant in each classification who was nominated by his principal and coach and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.
ranks at the very top of his senior class of 52 students at Oregon-Davis. He
owns a 4.05 GPA and plans to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering at
He is a member of the National Honor Society having served three years as secretary and all four years as class vice president. He also is a 10-year 4-H club member serving as president of the local chapter and vice president of the county chapter.
Athletically, he has been a three-sport athlete for two of his four years at the school participating in basketball, baseball and cross country.
“Adam’s biggest contributions to our team have not changed in the four years he has been with us,” says coach Travis Hannah. “He provides us with a solid, calming personality on the basketball floor, which provides leadership to our team.”
He is the son of Robin and Becky Pflugshaupt of Hamlet.
Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, will present a
$1,000 scholarship to
The award is named in honor of Arthur L. Trester, the IHSAA’s first commissioner who served the Association from 1929-44.
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Travis Hannah, Oregon-Davis Head Coach
“I don’t care what they say about class basketball or not, we wrote ourselves in the history book today with the win.”
“We were able to cover the three point line and defend and rebound well in the first half. We shot the ball well to give us a lead and a cushion.”
“Defensively, we switched a lot in our man-to-man defense. On offense, we were able to knock down the shots and we reversed the ball when they doubled us in the post. We shot the ball better in the first half than we have in a month. We were able to kick out and hit shots and build the lead that we needed.”
“We knew Barr-Reeve would come back in the second half. But we hit our free throws in the fourth quarter. At half time we just told our players to finish the deal.”
about the tradition and history of
Bryan Hughes, Barr-Reeve Head Coach
“Oregon-Davis has good size and they are put together well. We did not respond in the first quarter as we could and should have.”
pleased with the performance of our 3 seniors. I’m looking forward to
watching Nicholas Duncheon perform at the
“We had a quick improvement in the 2nd half.”
“I’m appreciative of the fan support and the kid’s effort, especially in the second half.”
“We had three seniors that contributed extensively.”
“Oregon-Davis was stout and strong and smart.”